Endoscope-Assisted Suction Extraction of Lipomas.
The blunt technique of suction-assisted lipectomy partially evolved while proving to be an efficient, albeit blind, method for the removal of lipomas. Larger or poorly encapsulated tumors were acknowledged to be at a greater risk for recurrence probably because of an unrecognized residua. Just as liposuction has enhanced body-contour surgery because of the potential for smaller and fewer scars hidden in strategically camouflaged locations, the identical advantages are possible for liposuction extraction of lipomas, with a greater assurance for their entire removal via direct visualization using a surgical endoscope.
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Hallock, G. G. (1995). Endoscope-assisted suction extraction of lipomas. Annals Of Plastic Surgery, 34(1), 32-34.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty